Young readers are being encouraged to celebrate their favourite literary characters as Wolverhampton's libraries mark World Book Day on Thursday (1 March, 2018).

The City of Wolverhampton Council's libraries are holding competitions for children aged 5 to 7 and 8 to 12, with £10 book vouchers up for grabs - all children have to do is pick their favourite book, and say why they like it so much. There is also a word search challenge to complete.

Entry forms are available from local libraries now, and the closing date for entries is Monday 5 March.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Getting into reading at an early age can instil a life long love of books.

"We're looking forward to hearing from young readers about the books they love - and why they love them - as we mark World Book Day."

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Meanwhile, pupils from Bushbury Hill Primary School will be attending Low Hill Library on Wednesday (28 February) for storytelling sessions on the theme of emotional health and wellbeing.

The visit is part of a World Book Day event organised by the library service in in partnership with HeadStart Wolverhampton, the ground breaking programme designed to improve the emotional mental health and wellbeing of children by giving them the skills they need to cope with the challenges of modern life.

Nursery pupils from Lanesfield Primary School will also be visiting Spring Vale Library for a World Book Day story time session tomorrow (Tuesday 27 February).

Councillor Reynolds added: "Our libraries welcome class visits by prior arrangement and it is great to see schools taking advantage of their local branches."

  • released: Monday 26 February, 2018